+ Saturday October 19th, 2019

As long as there’s been Pokémon games, there’s been Pokémon remorse – saying goodbye to those little buddies you spent so much time with as you move from game to game. No more. Sort of.

Pokémon Home is a new cloud service announced by The Pokémon Company on Twitter this week, promises to link up characters from past games and bring them into Pokémon Go, Pokémon Let’s Go and Pokémon Sword & Shield.

There’ll be some kind of touchpoint for the service on Android, iOS and Switch. This might be an app itself, or it might just be a connection to the service within existing apps.

It would seem that there’s not much that can be done for older games on older systems, but that might not be completely true – Pokémon Home cab talk to Pokemon Bank, the service used by Nintendo’s 3DS titles. Going back further than that is difficult though.

If you’ve seen Detective Pikachu, you might be slightly concerned about the next tweet, though:

Still, chin up eh? (There’s a new Detective Pikachu have coming to Switch, too)

Back to Pokémon Home, though: it’s not really clear how this will all work, but the company certainly has time on its side to work all this out, though – Pokémon Home is scheduled for release at some point in 2020.

Source: Pokemon (Twitter).
Via: Android Police.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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